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CERN Courier: July/August 2002

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 42 Issue 6


The B-ology of physics

The physics of B particles, containing the fifth (b) quark, is now a major research focus. The first such particle was discovered at Fermilab exactly 25 years ago.

CERN workshop studies electron clouds

Clouds of electrons triggered by synchrotron radiation or by seed electrons created by ionization of residual gas are likely to set performance limits on high-intensity particle storage rings like the forthcoming Large Hadron Collider. A recent workshop hosted by CERN examined the phenomenon.

Nucleon insights: echoes from QCD-N'02

A recent workshop on the nucleon has pinpointed near to mid-term goals for QCD hadron structure physics. Nicola Bianchi and Rainer Jakob report.

Symposium aims to uncover dark secrets

The 5th Symposium of Sources and Detection of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe, held in February at Marina del Rey, California, focused on the current state of detection and theoretical studies of dark matter particles. Meeting organizer David B Cline reports.

Heavy ions offer a new approach to fusion

Three US laboratories have teamed up to form the Heavy-Ion Fusion Virtual National Laboratory to investigate a novel approach to fusion energy. Christine Celata profiles the highly tangible programme of the fledgling virtual lab.

Cosmic-ray observations need accelerator data

Some 50 people attended the NEEDS workshop in Karlsruhe in April to discuss how accelerator experiments can help in understanding cosmic-ray data. The meeting brought together experimentalists and theorists from the accelerator and non-accelerator areas. Lawrence Jones reports.


Viewpoint: Globalization, collaboration and trust

Big science needs its own brand of globalization, argues chairman of the DESY directorate, Albrecht Wagner.